CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports that the Phillies are "nearing an agreement" to bring Larry Bowa back to the Phillies coaching staff as the team's bench coach under manager Ryne Sandberg. It would be Bowa's fourth stint in Phillies pinstripes.
Bowa, 67, managed the Phillies from 2001 to 2004 while taking home the National League Manager of the Year Award in 2001. He last served as the third base coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010. Since 2011, he has been an analyst on the MLB Network. Bowa also played 12 years and 1,739 games for the Phillies while earning trips to five All-Star games and winning two Gold Gloves.
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